Summary: This post is writing for people who are having troubles while editing AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts, *.m2t) video files in Pinnacle Studio. It explains an easiest way to transcode AVCHD MTS clips to DV AVI format for use in Pinnacle Studio fluently with best quality.
AVCHD, the abbreviation of Advanced Video Coding High Definition, is a file-based format primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders. There are plenty of video-editing programs featuring support for the AVCHD format, like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Elements, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio Plus, Apple iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Nero Ultra Edition Enhanced, and Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. But for some reason, users still have issues one or another while using AVCHD footage in those editing applications, that’s why AVCHD Video Converters exist. In our older posts, we have explained how to convert AVCHD MTS files for editing in After Effects, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve, FCP, and Sony Vegas, in this post would like to display an easiest way to encode AVCHD MTS to AVI for working with Pinnacle Studio maintaining the original quality of the .MTS clips.
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How can I get Pinnacle Studio to recognize AVCHD MTS files?
To make Pinnacle Studio work with AVCHD files, you require a simple MTS to DV AVI conversion. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter as a professional MTS to Pinnacle Studio DV AVI Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select DV AVI as output format for Pinnacle Studio.
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
In case that you don’t know which DV format is best suited for Pinnacle Studio, you can switch to ‘HD AVI’ format under ‘HD Video’ column. This format can also work in Pinnacle with good quality.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (Optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start AVCHD to AVI conversion for Pinnacle Studio.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DV AVI or HD AVI files for using in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance.
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